The Human-centered, Adaptive, and Personalized Information Interaction Lab at Cal Poly Pomona researches novel solutions that aim to understand and support each individual user. We apply these techniques and solutions across a range of information access applications, including personalized web search, adaptive information visualization, and intelligent user interfaces.
Our research involves techniques and concepts from the fields of:
Information Retrieval & Visualization
Web & Data Science
Personalized Multilingual Information Access
Despite the unrelenting rise of global multilingualism (i.e. people being proficient in multiple languages), search and recommender systems typically tend to emphasize distinctions between languages. The goal of our research is to drive the design and development of novel personalized multilingual search and recommender systems that adapt the retrieval, composition, and presentation of multilingual information to each individual user's language abilities, preferences, and search context.
Personalized Search Interfaces
A key challenge for search systems lies in their ability to retrieve and present the right information in the right form for each individual user's needs, abilities, preferences, and context. In particular, a wide variety of content may be presented to each user for a given query (e.g. web results, news results, images, video, etc.), and search engines crucially need to decide what and how information should be presented. The goal of our research is to develop personalized algorithms and interfaces to provide tailored result pages for each individual user.
Personalized Information Visualization
Given the unprecedented amount of information now available to people, enterprises, and communities, it is becoming increasingly important to address the issue of information overload. In our research, we aim to understand how different groups of people interact and synthesize information using different visualizations, and to create more usable and personalized visualizations and visualization aids that are tailored to each individual user.
The HAPII lab uses state-of-the-art usability and user experience research equipment, including eye trackers and other physiological sensors. This enables us to perform detailed experiments and analyses of natural user behaviors and experiences.
If you want to learn more about the HAPII lab, or if you are interested in research opportunities (undergraduate or graduate), please reach out to us!
- Dep. of Computer Science, Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California, 91768
- bsteichen [at] cpp.edu
- (909) 869-3437